“My name is Joachim and I’m a
sudo su -user.”
Before you read any further, please read A life without sudo.
As an avid user of sudo, despite enjoying the wonders of capabilities, I appreciate all the extra bells and whistles it comes with. Here’s a couple of my favorites.
Remeber to edit
/etc/sudoers with the proper command, which validates the
input to prevent you from locking yourself out:
1. Remember auth. in other terminal windows
sudo in one terminal and then moving to another, you have to
type in your password again. To avoid that and reuse your “ticket”, add
the following line after existing
2. Visual feedback in sudo prompt
I’m very clumsy with my fingers, in particular early in the morning, add
pwfeedback to the line:
Now you can see a
* for each character you input. Now you don’t have
to Ctrl-U and retype everything.